iD Additives to Host Virtual Open House
iD Additives Inc. will host the mold-maintenance-themed event Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon CST.
iD Additives Inc. (LaGrange, Ill.), the supplier of additives including foaming agents, purging compounds and rust remover and preventatives, says its first ever virtual event will be held as a Zoom session hosted by the company’s technical manager, Bryan Whitaker.
Whitaker will broadcast live from iD’s warehouse in Aurora, Ill. for the session. In addition to answering questions on mold maintenance, he will discuss iD Eco-Pro 360 rust remover and preventative, and its use for cleaning cooling passages in molds. Whitaker, who is MoldTrax trained and certified, visited more than 50 tool shops in 2019 and has been busy conducting virtual trials of Eco-Pro throughout 2020.
“Business has been slower than usual for many plastics companies due to
id Additive’s technical manager, Bryan Whitaker, will host the event.
COVID, but this is an opportunity for those companies to take advantage of the downtime by doing much-needed mold cleaning and repair,” Whitaker said in a release.
To register to attend the Virtual Open House, click here: https://conta.cc/3iOP2eq. If an attendee isn’t able to attend the event live, iD notes that it will be recorded and made available on the company’s website.
“Business has been slower than usual for many plastics companies due to COVID, but this is an opportunity for those companies to take advantage of the downtime by doing much-needed mold cleaning and repair,” said Bryan Whitaker. “I look forward to discussing ways to implement a regular mold maintenance program, and answering questions on how Eco-Pro 360 can help.”
To register to attend the Virtual Open House, click here: https://conta.cc/3iOP2eq. The event will be recorded and will be made available on the iD Additives website.
In tough economic times, facing hungry competition here and abroad, molders cannot afford to ignore preventable problems that slow cycles, cost machine downtime and mold maintenance, and waste material on reject parts.
More labor hours are spent cleaning mold plates and tooling than any of the other repair stages (disassembly, troubleshooting, or assembly) combined.
The first production meeting with my new employer went something like this: “We want you to establish a preventive maintenance program that is based on cycle counts for all our molds.” Before I could launch into an explanation of how best to determine maximum cycle counts, I was hit with this: “So, how many cycles do you think our molds can safely run before we need to clean them?”Leaving my crystal ball at home and unable to get my x-ray vision working, there was no way to answer that question with any accuracy.